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Re-introduction of the TIR guarantee in the European Union (EU) for some sensitive goods as of 1 January 2008.

5 November 2007

The IRU informs that the insurers of the TIR system as well as the EU national associations have accepted to re-introduce in the territory of the EU, as of 1 January 2008, 00h00 hours GMT, the coverage of the following so-called sensitive goods under cover of a TIR Carnet within certain weight limitations.

HS Code


TIR guarantee provided up to:

0202 10

Meat of

max. 3,000 kg

0202 20

bovine animals,


0202 30






0402 10

Milk and cream,

max. 2,500 kg

0402 21

concentrated or


0402 29

containing added


0402 91

sugar or other


0402 99

sweetening matter





0405 10

Butter and other fats

max. 3,000 kg

0405 90

and oil derived from milk





1701 11

Cane or beet sugar

max. 7,000 kg

1701 12

and chemically


1701 91

pure sucrose,


1701 99

in solid form


Additionally, the TIR coverage for the transport of bananas in the territory of the EU will be fully restored as of that same date, without limitation.

Finally, the IRU recalls that tobacco products with HS codes 24.02.10, 24.02.20 and 24.03.10 as well as alcohol and derived products with HS codes 22.07.10 and 22.08 remain excluded from the TIR guarantee in all Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention, EU included.